Wednesday, November 3, 2010

First Phase of Alliance Instructors Course Completed

After winning the World Championship for the third time in a row, Jacare and Fabio decided to unify our teaching method throughout the team. On the last week of November Fabio Gurgel came up to The Alliance HQ in Atlanta, GA. Together with his Master Jacare they led all the Alliance Instructors through the first phase of the Instructors course.
The Course was held from October 26th-28th from 9-12:30pm. We had a number of our own students as well as Instructors from our affiliate schools represented. Fabio and Jacare led a crash course in their teaching methodology and built a new training system based around Self Defense and Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals. The purpose of this system is to ensure that new students have the tools to able to effectively defend themselves against a bigger more aggressive opponent.
There is nothing revolutionary about this approach, quite the opposite actually. With the popularity of Sport Jiu-Jitsu, Instructors have begun neglecting the some of the key principles that make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so affective. This 25 class program will provide the students with a solid foundation from which the more advanced techniques can be built.
The course was well received and after 3 days of role playing and training all 32 participants received their certification.
Congratulations to:
Derek Kaivani
 Faron Sinkis
Howard Wilcox
Sonya Barton
Teresa Taggart
Ed Kennedy
Mark Plavcan
Daren Roberts
Jim Bagley
Jordon Schultz
Philippe Gentry
Willy Rodregez
Brian Burk
DJ Farmer
Mark Diffley
Yuseff Nabi
Fred Zebley
Mike Dauenhaur
Paul Shreiner
Steve Hall
Billy Fletcher
Rafael Rosendo
Tatsuo Goya
Jim McPhearson
Alex Britto
Jason Evangelista
James Shook
Rogerio Santos
Mitch Phillips
Felipe Neto
Clinton Gouveia
Jonathan Tooker


  1. Interesting: so, are there plans to eventually release a DVD, effectively providing an alternative to Gracie Combatives and Gracie Barra Fundamentals? I've seen the former and some of the latter (both of which seem to be good quality), so it would be fascinating to have a third for comparison: I'm sure a release by Alliance would be of an equally high standard as the others.

  2. We already have a DVD, but it is for exclusive use for our Instructors. I do like that idea though, I'll speak to Jacare about making one for the general public.

    This course focused more on teaching styles and methods as opposed to actual techniques

  3. Cool - I look forward to seeing the results, should a DVD for general release emerge in the future. If you need anyone to review it, let me know: something I enjoy doing, like I did with the Gracie Combatives set. ;)